The LONDON TRANSPORT RT FAMILY:
RTLs : individual bus histories

This page updated 25th February 2016.

Note: these histories are in process of collection, with fragments of information added from a variety of sources. Any additional information is very welcome. A more organised and purposeful history will follow when I have done the RTs.


RTL1200  LYF 141   4/51    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 5759, 7RT8
                   5/51 Q  into service (Camberwell) 

RTL1201  LYF 142   4/51    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 5760, 7RT8
                   5/51 Q  into service (Camberwell)
                   1965 R? used on 88

RTL1202  LYF 143   4/51    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 5761, 7RT8
                   5/51 Q  into service (Camberwell) 
                        WH used on 58

RTL1203  LYF 144   4/51    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 5762, 7RT8
                   5/51 Q  into service (Camberwell) 

RTL1204  LYF 145   4/51    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 5763, 7RT8
                   5/51 Q  into service (Camberwell)
 
RTL1205  LYF 146   4/51    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 5764, 7RT8
                   5/51 Q  into service (Camberwell) 

RTL1206  LYF 147   4/51    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 5765, 7RT8
                   5/51 Q  into service (Camberwell) 
                   7/59 WD (Wandsworth)
                   7/59 GM transfer (Victoria)
                   1959 GM used on 10

RTL1207  LYF 148   4/51    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 5766, 7RT8
                   5/51 Q  into service (Camberwell)
 
RTL1208  LYF 149   4/51    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 5767, 7RT8
                   5/51 Q  into service (Camberwell)
 
RTL1209  LYF 150   4/51    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 5768, 7RT8
                   5/51 Q  into service (Camberwell)
 
RTL1210  LYF 151   4/51    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 5769, 7RT8
                   5/51 Q  into service (Camberwell)
 
RTL1211  LYF 152   4/51    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 5770, 7RT8
                   5/51 Q  into service (Camberwell) 

RTL1212  LYF 153   4/51    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 5771, 7RT8
                   5/51 Q  into service (Camberwell)
 
RTL1213  LYF 154   4/51    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 5772, 7RT8
                   5/51 Q  into service (Camberwell) 
                   1955    used on 96

RTL1214  LYF 155   4/51    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 5773, 7RT8
                   5/51 Q  into service (Camberwell)
 
RTL1215  LYF 156   4/51    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 5774, 7RT8
                   5/51 Q  into service (Camberwell)
 
RTL1216  LYF 157   4/51    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 5775, 7RT8
                   5/51 Q  into service (Camberwell) 

RTL1217  LYF 158   4/51    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 5776, 7RT8
                   5/51 Q  into service (Camberwell) 
                   5/63    bought by Edward Bowman & Son, mobile showroom:
                           fitted with generator on rear, main glazing panelled
                   3/64    Mobile Showroom, Leeds

RTL1218  LYF 159   4/51    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 5777, 7RT8
                   5/51 Q  into service (Camberwell)
 
RTL1219  LYF 160   4/51    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 5778, 7RT8
                   5/51 Q  into service (Camberwell)
 
RTL1220  LYF 161   5/51    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 5779, 7RT8
                   5/51 Q  into service (Camberwell)
 
RTL1221  LYF 162   5/51    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 5780, 7RT8
                   5/51 Q  into service (Camberwell) 
                   1954 Q
  
RTL1222  LYF 163   5/51    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 5781, 7RT8
                   5/51 Q  into service (Camberwell)  
                   1/53 WL withdrawn after fire in garage.

RTL1223  LYF 164   5/51    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 5782, 7RT8
                   5/51 Q  into service (Camberwell) 

RTL1224  LYF 165   5/51    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 5783, 7RT8
                   5/51 Q  into service (Camberwell)
                   1959 AC used on 18 (Willesden)
                   7/59 GM transfer (Victoria)

RTL1225  LYF 166   5/51    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 5784, 7RT8
                   5/51 Q  into service (Camberwell)

RTL1226  LYF 167   5/51    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 5785, 7RT8
                   5/51 Q  into service (Camberwell)

RTL1227  LYR 759  11/51    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6282, 7RT8
                  12/51 RD into service (Hornchurch)

RTL1228  LYR 760  11/51    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6283, 7RT8
                  12/51 RD into service (Hornchurch)

RTL1229  LYR 761  11/51    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6284, 7RT8
                  12/51 RD into service (Hornchurch)

RTL1230  LYR 762  11/51    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6285, 7RT8
                  12/51 RD into service (Hornchurch)

RTL1231  LYR 763  11/51    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6286, 7RT8
                  12/51 RD into service (Hornchurch)    
                   8/00    derelict, Greensboro, North Carolina, USA

RTL1232  LYR 764  11/51    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6287, 7RT8
                  12/51 RD into service (Hornchurch)
                  12/51 RD used on 123 (Hornchurch)
                   9/70    withdrawn from staff bus service.

RTL1233  LYR 765  11/51    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6288, 7RT8
                  12/51 RD into service (Hornchurch)
                  12/51 RD used on 175 (Hornchurch)

RTL1234  LYR 766  11/51    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6289, 7RT8
                  12/51 RD into service (Hornchurch)

RTL1235  LYR 767  11/51    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6290, 7RT8
                  12/51 RD into service (Hornchurch)

RTL1236  LYR 768  11/51    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6291, 7RT8
                  12/51 RD into service (Hornchurch)

RTL1237  LYR 769  11/51    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6292, 7RT8
                  12/51 RD into service (Hornchurch)

RTL1238  LYR 770  11/51    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6293, 7RT8
                  12/51 RD into service (Hornchurch)
                   7/59 HW in store (Southall)..
                   7/59 NF ..transfer (Northfleet) 
                   9/59 D  transfer (Dalston) 
                   1967    bought by Barton, #1107   

RTL1239  LYR 771  11/51    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6294, 7RT8
                  12/51 RD into service (Hornchurch)

RTL1240  LYR 772  11/51    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6295, 7RT8
                  12/51 RD into service (Hornchurch)

RTL1241  LYR 773  11/51    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6296, 7RT8
                  12/51 RD into service (Hornchurch) 
                   1962 CT used on 106A (Clapton) 
                   2/68    bought by Waldens Coaches, Epping

RTL1242  LYR 774  11/51    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6297, 7RT8
                  12/51 RD into service (Hornchurch) 

RTL1243  LYR 775  11/51    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6298, 7RT8
                  12/51 RD into service (Hornchurch) 

RTL1244  LYR 776  11/51    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6299, 7RT8
                  12/51 RD into service (Hornchurch) 

RTL1245  LYR 777  11/51    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6300, 7RT8
                  12/51 RD into service (Hornchurch) 
                   7/59 WL in store..
                   7/59 NF ..transfer (Northfleet)
                   9/59 WG transfer (West Green)
                  10/59 WG to Aldenham overhaul
                  10/59 GY painted green, from o/h to store (Grays)
                   7/60 HF allocated to Country Area (Hatfield)
                   6/61 U  transfer, trainer (Upton Park) 
                   8/61 CT transfer, trainer (Clapton)

RTL1246  LYR 778  11/51    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6301, 7RT8
                  12/51 RD into service (Hornchurch) 

RTL1247  LYR 779  11/51    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6302, 7RT8
                  12/51 RD into service (Hornchurch) 

RTL1248  LYR 780  11/51    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6303, 7RT8
                  12/51 RD into service (Hornchurch) 
                   7/59 WL in store..
                   7/59 NF ..transfer (Northfleet)
                   9/59 BW transfer (Bow)
                  10/59 BW to Aldenham overhaul
                  10/59 WG from o/h (West Green)

RTL1249  LYR 781  11/51    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6304, 7RT8
                  12/51 RD into service (Hornchurch) 

RTL1250  LYR 782  11/51    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6305, 7RT8
                   1/52 GF new into service (Guildford)
                   1/52    transfer to Central Area

RTL1251  LYR 783  11/51    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6306, 7RT8
                  12/51 RD into service (Hornchurch) 

RTL1252  LYR 784  11/51    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6307, 7RT8
                   1/52 HG new into service (Hertford): RED 
                   1/52 HG used on 331
                   1/52 BK transfer to Central Area (Barking)

RTL1253  LYR 785  11/51    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6308, 7RT8  
                   1/52 AE new into service (Hendon)
                   7/59 WL in store..
                   7/59 NF ..transfer (Northfleet)
                   9/59 BW transfer (Bow)
                  10/59 BW to Aldenham overhaul
                  10/59 S  from o/h (Shepherds Bush)

RTL1254  LYR 786  11/51    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6309, 7RT8  
                   1/52 WL new into service (Walworth)

RTL1255  LYR 787  12/51    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6310, 7RT8  
                   1/52 AE new into service (Hendon)

RTL1256  LYR 788  12/51    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6311, 7RT8
                   1/52 NF new into service (Northfleet)
                   1/52    transfer to Central Area
                  10/59 SW to Aldenham overhaul
                  10/59 SV painted green, from o/h to store (Stevenage)
                   7/60 HF allocated to Country Area (Hatfield) 
                   6/61 U  transfer, trainer (Upton Park). 
                   1998    in preservation by Mr C.Bateson, Staines, green
                   6/01    in service, Hertford Running Day (395)
                  12/01    bought by Imperial Buses
                  12/02    used on H1
                   3/05    used on H1
                   2008    working preservation, M.Biddell, Imperial Buses, green
                   4/14    used as extra on 205 during Tube Strike
                   4/14    Imperial ceased operations 
                   4/14    retained by owner, Wisbech
                   7/15    in service on 8 during Tube strike
                   8/15    used on 8 during Tube strike

RTL1257  LYR 789  12/51    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6312, 7RT8  
                   1/52 AE new into service (Hendon)

RTL1258  LYR 790  12/51    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6313, 7RT8  
                   1/52 RG new into service, RED, used on 405 (Reigate)
                   1/52 BK transfer (Barking)
                  10/59 SW to Aldenham overhaul
                  10/59 SV painted green, from o/h to store (Stevenage)
                   7/60 HF allocated to Country Area (Hatfield) 
                   6/61 CT transfer into store (Clapton)  
                   7/61 CT trainer 
                   1962 CT trainer 
                   5/64    bought by Gradeka Saobracaine Preduzece, Sarajevo

RTL1259  LYR 791  12/51    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6314, 7RT8  
                   1/52 TG new into service (Tring)
                   1/52    transfer to Central Area
                   7/59 WL in store..
                   7/59 NF ..transfer (Northfleet)
                   8/59 C  transfer into store (Athol Street)

RTL1260  LYR 792  12/51    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6315, 7RT8  
                   1/52 AE new into service (Hendon)

RTL1261  LYR 793  12/51    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6316, 7RT8  
                   1/52 AE new into service (Hendon)

RTL1262  LYR 794  12/51    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6317, 7RT8  
                   1/52 AE new into service (Hendon)
                   4/52 SW used on 171
                  10/59 M  to Aldenham overhaul
                  10/59 SV painted green, from o/h to store (Stevenage)
                   7/60 HF allocated to Country Area (Hatfield)
                   8/60 HF used on 303A
                   6/61 CF transfer, trainer (Chalk Farm) 

RTL1263  LYR 795  12/51    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6318, 7RT8  
                   1/52 AE new into service (Hendon)

RTL1264  LYR 796  12/51    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6319, 7RT8  
                   1/52 AE new into service (Hendon)
                   9/59 B  to Aldenham overhaul
                   9/59 GY painted green, from o/h to store (Grays)
                   7/60 HF allocated to Country Area (Hatfield)
                  c8/60 HF used on 340B
                   5/61 AE transfer into store (Hendon) 
                   6/61 AE trainer
                           exported to South Africa
                           used by City Tramways, Cape Town
                           discovered in scrapyard, Cape Town, minus engine
                   1998    body retained for use in RT222 restoration.   

RTL1265  LYR 797  12/51    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6320, 7RT8  
                   1/52 AE new into service (Hendon)
                  10/59 SW to Aldenham overhaul
                  10/59 GY painted green, from o/h to store (Grays)
                   7/60 HF allocated to Country Area (Hatfield)
                   1960 HF used on 303
                   6/61 GR transfer into store, then staff bus (Garston)

RTL1266  LYR 798  12/51    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6321, 7RT8  
                   1/52 AE new into service (Hendon)
                   9/59 SW to Aldenham overhaul
                   9/59 GY painted green, from o/h to store (Grays)
                   7/60 HF allocated to Country Area (Hatfield)
                   6/61 T  transfer into store (Leyton) 
                   7/61 T  trainer  

RTL1267  LYR 799  12/51    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6322, 7RT8  
                   1/52 AE new into service (Hendon)

RTL1268  LYR 800  12/51    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6323, 7RT8  
                   1/52 AE new into service (Hendon)
                  10/59 B  to Aldenham overhaul
                  10/59 GY painted green, from o/h to store (Grays)
                   7/60 HF allocated to Country Area (Hatfield)
                   6/61 T  transfer into store (Leyton) 
                   7/61 T  trainer  

RTL1269  LYR 801  12/51    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6324, 7RT8  
                   1/52 AE new into service (Hendon)

RTL1270  LYR 802  12/51    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6325, 7RT8  
                   1/52 AE new into service (Hendon)

RTL1271  LYR 803  12/51    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6326, 7RT8  
                   1/52 AE new into service (Hendon)

RTL1272  LYR 804  12/51    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6327, 7RT8  
                   1/52 AE new into service (Hendon)

RTL1273  LYR 805  12/51    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6328, 7RT8  
                   1/52 AE new into service (Hendon)
                  10/59 SW to Aldenham overhaul
                  10/59 GY painted green, from o/h to store (Grays)
                   7/60 HF allocated to Country Area (Hatfield)
                   6/61 AL transfer into store (Merton)  
                   7/61 AL trainer 

RTL1274  LYR 806  12/51    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6329, 7RT8  
                   1/52 AE new into service (Hendon)

RTL1275  LYR 807  12/51    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6330, 7RT8  
                   1/52 WL new into service (Walworth)
                  10/59 WG to Aldenham overhaul
                  10/59 SV painted green, from o/h to store (Stevenage)
                   7/60 HF allocated to Country Area (Hatfield)
                  10/60 HF used on 324
                   6/61 BX transfer, trainer (Bexleyheath) 
                   7/61 BX trainer 

RTL1276  LYR 808  12/51    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6331, 7RT8  
                   1/52 HF new into service (Hatfield)
                   1/52    transfer to Central Area
                   7/59 NS in store..
                   7/59 NF ..transfer (Northfleet)
                   9/59 BW transfer (Bow)
                  10/59 BW to Aldenham overhaul
                  10/59 GY painted green, from o/h to store (Grays)
                   7/60 HF allocated to Country Area (Hatfield)
                   */60 HF used on 341A
                   6/61 ED transfer into store (Elmers End) 
                   7/61 ED trainer  

RTL1277  LYR 809  12/51    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6332, 7RT8  
                   1/52 WL new into service (Walworth)
                  10/59 BW to Aldenham overhaul
                  10/59 GY painted green, from o/h to store (Grays)
                   7/60 HF allocated to Country Area (Hatfield)
                   */60 HF used on 303
                   6/61 PM transfer into store (Peckham)  
                   7/61 PM trainer.. 
                   7/61 WD transfer, trainer (Wandsworth)

RTL1278  LYR 810  12/51    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6333, 7RT8  
                   1/52 WL new into service (Walworth)
                  10/59 SW to Aldenham overhaul
                  10/59 GY painted green, from o/h to store (Grays)
                   7/60 HF allocated to Country Area (Hatfield)
                   6/61 HW transfer into store (Southall)  
                   7/61 HW trainer 

RTL1279  LYR 811  12/51    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6334, 7RT8  
                   1/52 WL new into service (Walworth)
                   1956    used on 52

RTL1280  LYR 812  12/51    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6335, 7RT8  
                   1/52 WL new into service (Walworth)

RTL1281  LYR 813  12/51    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6336, 7RT8  
                   1/52 WL new into service (Walworth)

RTL1282  LYR 814   1/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6337, 7RT8  
                   1/52 WL new into service (Walworth)
                  11/59 BW to overhaul
                  11/59 BW from o/h
                   1960 BW used on 32

RTL1283  LYR 815   1/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6338, 7RT8  
                   1/52 AE new into service (Hendon)

RTL1284  LYR 816   1/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6339, 7RT8  
                   1/52 WL new into service (Walworth)

RTL1285  LYR 817   1/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6340, 7RT8  
                   1/52 AE new into service (Hendon)
                  10/59 WG to Aldenham overhaul
                  10/59 GY painted green, from o/h to store (Grays)
                   7/60 HF allocated to Country Area (Hatfield)
                   6/61 AV transfer into store (Hounslow)  
                   7/61 AV trainer 

RTL1286  LYR 818   1/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6341, 7RT8  
                   1/52 AE new into service (Hendon)

RTL1287  LYR 819   1/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6342, 7RT8  
                   1/52 AE new into service (Hendon)

RTL1288  LYR 820   1/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6343, 7RT8  
                   1/52 AE new into service (Hendon)

RTL1289  LYR 821   1/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6344, 7RT8  
                   1/52 AE new into service (Hendon)

RTL1290  LYR 822   1/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6345, 7RT8  
                   1/52 AE new into service (Hendon)
                   9/59 X  to Aldenham overhaul
                   9/59 SV painted green, from o/h to store (Stevenage)
                   7/60 HF allocated to Country Area (Hatfield)
                   6/61 AE transfer into store (Hendon) 
                   7/61 AE trainer  

RTL1291  LYR 823   1/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6346, 7RT8  
                   1/52 AE new into service (Hendon)

RTL1292  LYR 824   1/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6347, 7RT8  
                   1/52 AE new into service (Hendon)

RTL1293  LYR 825   1/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6348, 7RT8  
                   1/52 AE new into service (Hendon)

RTL1294  LYR 828   1/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6351, 7RT8  
                   1/52 AE new into service (Hendon)
                           used on 32

RTL1295  LYR 829   1/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6352, 7RT8  
                   1/52 AE new, used on 13 (Hendon)

RTL1296  LYR 830   1/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6353, 7RT8  
                   1/52 AE new, used on 13 (Hendon)

RTL1297  LYR 831   1/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6354, 7RT8  
                   1/52 AE new into service (Hendon)
                  10/59 M  to Aldenham overhaul
                  10/59 GY painted green, from o/h to store (Grays)
                   7/60 HF allocated to Country Area (Hatfield)
                   6/61 SW transfer into store (Stockwell) 
                   7/61 SW trainer  

RTL1298  LYR 832   1/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6355, 7RT8  
                   1/52 AE new into service (Hendon)
                   1960    used on 19

RTL1299  LYR 833   1/52    Leyland Titan, Leyland O600, Park Royal body 6356, 7RT8  
                   1/52 AE new into service (Hendon)
                   1952 SW used on 178
                   1960 GM used on 11

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